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CALIFORNIA: Most San Franciscans With AIDS Are Now 50 or Older


AIDSMEDS (06.27.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

A report recently published in “AIDS Care” found that more than 50 percent of San Franciscans diagnosed with AIDS are 50 years old or older, according to a story in “aidsmap.” Researchers analyzed the city’s HIV/AIDS case registry for the years between 1990 and 2010 and found that of the 9,796 city residents diagnosed with AIDS 5,112 or 52 percent were 50 years of age or older. Statistics showed that the city reported 2,047 new AIDS diagnoses in 1990, with a median age of 38 and 48 percent between the ages of 35 and 44. By 2010, the city reported only 331 new cases, with a median age of 50 and only 21 percent between the ages of 35 and 44. To read the study abstract, visit


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